Mason Marchment suited up for his first NHL game Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets, where his father Bryan Marchment was drafted and played 3 seasons of his career there.
Mason only played 6 minutes and 50 seconds in his first game and produced 1 shot on goal and 1 hit. Not much of a productive night for the 24 year old, but indeed gave the Leafs and their fans a glimpse of the physical powerhouse he is, which left fans wanting more.
Mason Marchment went undrafted in 2014 after a successful season with the Cobourg Cougars of the OJHL posting 22 goals, 21 assists for 43 points in 51 games. He had a career high 84 penalty minutes however.
Mason would go on to play 2 seasons in the OHL and 3 games for the Marlies in the AHL. He played for 3 different teams in the 2015-16 season. In 2015, he played for the Erie Otters, posting 8 goals and 18 assists for 26 points in 54 games. In 2016, he played for the Hamilton Bulldogs, posting 10 goals and 23 assists for 33 points in 34 games. He was then traded to the Mississauga Steelheads where he played 27 games and posted 10 goals and 8 assists for 18 points. Mason was signed to an amateur tryout by the Toronto Marlies in the same year. He played 3 games for them but didn’t put up any points.
In the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Mason was given another amateur tryout with the Marlies where he was limited to 9 games where he recorded 1 goal. He spent the rest of the season with the Leafs’ former ECHL affiliate Orlando Solar Bears where he played 35 games. He recorded 14 goals and 6 assists for 20 points.
With his development heading the right way, he was given more games in 2018 where he played 44 games with the Marlies, recording 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points.
After a successful half pro season with the Marlies, the Leafs signed him to a rookie entry level contract for 2 years. Marchment started the 2018-19 season with the Marlies where he played another 44 games, recording 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points. Unfortunately, he was sidelined with a shoulder injury which ended his season.
Marchment came into training camp this season looking for a better year but was sidelined again with a shoulder injury near the end of training camp. He came back and played 11 games for the Marlies, recording 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points before being called up to the Leafs on New Year’s Day.
Marchment looks to continue his development and hopefully solidify his spot in the Leafs’ lineup.
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